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Thread: Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You (1978)

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    by » Thu August 30th, 2018, 04:31

    #4 in the UK. #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 - a great year for music!!



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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_I_Can%27t_Have_You

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    by » Thu August 30th, 2018, 13:22

    Best song on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Love the drama of the intro.

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    by » Fri August 31st, 2018, 21:16

    Quote Originally Posted by Thriller
    Best song on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Love the drama of the intro.
    Probably my second favourite after "Far From Over" but still a fantastic song, so many good ones on that soundtrack.

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    by » Fri August 31st, 2018, 21:21

    One of many fantastic songs written by my second favourite group of all time.

    Kim Wilde's cover version is also good though not as strong as the original.


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    by » Fri August 31st, 2018, 21:48

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny
    One of many fantastic songs written by my second favourite group of all time.
    Trivia
    The Bee Gees invited ABBA to record "If I Can't Have You" for the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER album, but ABBA declined since they never recorded songs by outside writers.
    Maybe a bad move
    SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER turned out to be the biggest selling album of 1978 and "If I Cant Have You" as recorded by Yvonne Elliman went to #1 in the United States.

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    by » Fri August 31st, 2018, 22:11

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Trivia
    The Bee Gees invited ABBA to record "If I Can't Have You" for the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER album, but ABBA declined since they never recorded songs by outside writers.
    That would have been fantastic, ABBA singing a Bee Gees song! I don't know if this story is really true though. There are sources who say that the Bee Gees met ABBA in Miami in early 1979 and invited them to record the song for the SNT album. This is, of course, not possible, as Saturday Night Fever was released in late 1977,

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    by » Sat September 1st, 2018, 14:11

    I like the original but this is my favorite

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    by » Mon September 3rd, 2018, 11:18

    I can't be the only one here who has mentally sung this to their crush, eh?

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    by » Wed September 5th, 2018, 10:50

    This song gets stuck in my head allllll the time.

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